Patient Comments: Heart Transplant - Indications

Have you or a loved one received a heart transplant? What were the circumstances?

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 03

My sister had a heart transplant 3 days ago. It went very smooth, a 6 hour operation. She is 54 and had cardiomyopathy. An HVAD had been put in one year ago. She developed an infection due to the tubing in her abdomen. Today she was up and walking and feeling much better. She had been groggy up to this point. Things look good so far and we are hoping for a good result. It is expected she will be in the hospital 10 to 14 days.

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